The Black Dahlia Murder Have Been “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn”
If you’ve ever seen the original The Evil Dead from 1981 — or I guess even if you saw this year’s mediocre remake — than this image should both look familiar and make you shudder:
The so-called “tree rape” scene has been infamous amongst horror fans for more than three decades because, well… how many other films depict a woman being raped by a tree?
The scene obviously made a pretty big impact on The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist and lyricist, Trevor Strnad, who earlier this year gave the following quote to Bloody Disgusting:
“I remember the first time I saw Evil Dead… it was at my friends birthday party in 7th grade. It was recommended by the same older sister that had gotten us all into punk and heavy metal music… so we knew we were in for the real deal. The movie scared the unholy 13 year old shit out of us… we were terrified. I remember the possessions really effecting me… the way the people would contort and writhe was disturbing. The possessed had that awful way that they sounded when they spoke and howled… pretty insane as well. The vine rape scene was intense… I love the idea of the forest coming alive… so much so that I wrote a song about it many years later.”
The song, entitled “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn,” appears on The Black Dahlia Murder’s awesome new album, Everblack — and can now be streamed below, courtesy of Revolver. It’s pretty much the best aural representation of the famous scene a fan could hope for. Think Sam Raimi might take some time out of his schedule to stop making shitty franchise movies and direct a clip for this instead?
And here are the lyrics, if you’re curious:
Dense dark forest dismal fog a spectral force perverts these woods flight prevails frantic escape the unearthly horrors at each turn they wait wandering roots they creak and move slithering toward what mortal life intrudes terrified eyes opened wide ensnare her flailing limbs to the earth they are tightly tied raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore untamed kudzu green cocoon inside her flesh their food death prevails gnarled roots entwine syphon the marrows from her splintered spine animate trees shuffle their roots gathering around this late night rendezvous murderous orgy in full bloom her screams they cut the fog this night on sheer terror the seedlings thrive raped in hatred by vines of thorn behold the wrath of the necromicon raped in hatred by vines of thorn lancing her womb the child inside is gorged raped in hatred by vines of thorn broken in two entwined within the growth raped in hatred by vines of thorn necrotized demonic spores you brought this all unto yourselves should not have tampered with this hell opening the book your last mistake these haunted woods shall be thine grave raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore
Everblack comes out June 11 on Metal Blade. The Evil Dead just so happens to be streaming on Netflix right now — if you’ve never seen it, here’s your chance! It’s what Trevor would want you to do!!!
[via Metal Injection]